You know, it might be time to "consolidate" this show. Since only about 5 or 6 minutes of a 'Burn Notice' episode's 43 minute running time, split between the beginning and end of each ep, actually deals with the overall story arc (which in itself has become only slightly less preposterous than the weekly victim-saving main plotline), maybe that's all that I need to watch anymore. The standard "procedural" portions of the show are getting more and more repetitious & flimsy and I just really don't care which helpless victim gets saved by Michael & Co. and which drug lord, blackmailer, or gun runner gets dispatched this particular week. They're all running together now. At this point, I keep watching only because of habit and residual affection for the characters, to be honest. I certainly don't look forward to it; it just shows up on my DVR and I turn off my brain and watch. Then, if it's as bad as this week's installment, I feel guilty for wasting the time.
'Fringe' became a much better show once it fully embraced it's serialized mythology and more or less did away with the "freak of the week" plotlines. I know this is much more of a lightweight show, but I'm seriously considering just watching the first and last act and saving myself a half hour of precious time. Won't really miss anything worth watching. I'm afraid this show has long since exceeded its shelf life.